Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jimmy Mulidore and His New York City Jazz Band, Featuring Richie Cole and Randy Brecker, DVD

Jimmy Mulidore, multi-reed man, presents his New York City Jazz Band (self-released) in a DVD of a lengthy live set.

Jimmy plays alto, tenor, soprano, flute, clarinet and bass clarinet with fluidity. He is joined by ringers Richie Cole on alto and Randy Brecker, trumpet, in an octet rounded out with good players.

It's a night of jazz and jazz-associated standards, from "Lush Life" to "A Love Supreme" and lots of blowing. Mulidore acquits himself in fine fashion. He's a bit more modern than Richie Cole, but he doesn't have as much of the fleet Bird-Woods bopping presence. Randy Brecker is in top form and makes this date especially worth hearing.

The sound is decent, visuals quite acceptable and the set digs in with live jazz of the long blowing sort. Nice to hear, even if it may not change jazz history.

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